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7 Best Fishing Rigs

Using a fishing rig is one of best ways to catch fish, especially for beginners. Below we will walk you through the 7 best fishing rigs for catching bass and other freshwater fish.

1. Texas Rig

Texas rigged plastic worm with bullet weight

The texas rig is probably the most well known fishing rig. It’s a weedless technique so it’s perfect for beginners.

It can be fished weightless or weighted and works no mater of where you are fishing.

How to Setup & Fish the Texas Rig

2. Wacky Rig

Green plastic worm wacky rigged with o rings

The wacky rig is another great rig for beginners. It’s a weightless stick style worm that is hooked through the middle.

This design allows it to slowly flutter as it sinks to the bottom. Most bites will come before your bait hits bottom.

How to Setup & Fish the Wacky Rig

3. Drop Shot Rig

Dropshot rig with nose hooked soft plastic minnow

The drop shot rig is designed to keep your bait slightly off the bottom. This is great when fish are suspending just above bottom.

It is one of the most effective finesses fishing techniques.

How to Setup & Fish the Drop Shot Rig

4. Ned Rig

Green pumpkin ned rig

The ned rig is an ultra finesse technique that utilizes very small 2-3″ baits on a light jighead.

It works in even the toughest conditions and is one of the most chosen rig for winter months when fish really slow down.

How to Setup & Fish the Ned Rig

5. Alabama Rig

Alabama rig with 5 hooked swimbaits

The alabama rig, also known as umbrella rig or a-rig is designed to mimic a school of bait fish.

It is so effective that it has been banned in many fishing tournaments. Some States have also passed regulations limiting the number of hooks allowed to be fished at once.

How to Setup & Fish the Alabama Rig

6. Carolina Rig

Carolina rig with dark purple worm

The carolina rig is a bottom contact technique that features a weighted main line and a weightless soft plastic bait.

This unique design allows you to effective fish a weightless soft plastic at deeper depths.

How to Setup & Fish the Carolina Rig

7. Neko Rig

Neko rigged soft plastic worm

The neko rig is a modified wacky rig. It adds a weight to one end of the soft plastic to it’s flutter is uneven.

The added weight also allows your to fish deeper and helps your bait stand up vertically when it hits bottom.

How to Setup & Fish the Neko Rig

These 7 fishing rigs are great techniques to be aware of and to have in your tackle box. Each have their advantages and situations where they thrive.